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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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HelenAndM...
Hebburn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great apartment, fantastic location only (minor) drawback was lots of stairs!”
Reviewed 13 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Lovely apartment, very well furnished and clean. Amazing location in the heart of the old town, right opposite the cathedral - what a view to wake up to! The doors and windows will cut out any noise but could be very warm in the summer without open windows (there is a ceiling fan). Need to be aware it's at the very top of the building up 12 flights of stairs.

Date of stay: September 2014
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matissm
Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
“Great Value in Heart of Nice”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We were looking for a place for two that was close to the beach, shops, restaurants and attractions and this spot delivered. Fantastic view of Place Rossetti. Easy bus ride from Nice airport, on a Sunday with no traffic took about 20 minutes. Friendly management. Only negatives are 6-floor walk-up (be prepared for some exercise) and a balancing act between closing windows at night to shut off noise below from square versus apartment summer heat due to closed windows. Manageable. All in all 5-stars.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Thomas H
Salford, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic base for exploring Nice”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Note that the second picture here is actually the view from your window. Beautiful. This is Nice Old Town and if you book the Swallows Nest you’ll be staying right in the heart of it. Which means all the bistros and gelateries and bars that this picturesque place has to offer are right on your doorstep. The location really is excellent, with the beach a 5 minute walk one way and Place Massena with it’s tram and bus connections 5 minutes the other. As for the studio itself, the best compliment we could pay it is that it is exactly as advertised: immaculately clean, comfortable and fully-equipped. There can be no doubt that a lot of thought and effort has gone into making this a stylish and attractive place to stay. We’d also like to thank Matthew for being incredibly welcoming and for his sound advice on the local area. There is only one drawback. Being a lovely quaint old building, there is no lift, only an energy-sapping twelve flights of stairs to negotiate. For us it was worth it for the view.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Stairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Eamonn P
1 review
“Excellent Romantic Hideaway”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Excellent romantic hideaway perched above the incredible old town of Nice with it's wonderful restaurants, shops and bars all within a stones throw. Recommend highly to any couple looking for an apartment with wonderful views to dip in and out of the hustle and bustle of the old town. Not suitable for young children and anybody with mobility problems given the number of steps to climb .Short distance to Airport bus 98 and tramway stops making it an excellent base to explore further Monaco, Cannes etc..We apparently are the first couple to stay in the renovated apartment and were very pleased with the standard of decoration and cleanliness. Make sure to close doubleglazed windows at night or you will be in for a surprise in the morning with the Catheral bells!

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: View and ambience
Liked least: Climb of stairs
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Reviewed 28 August 2019 for a stay in August 2019
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Date of stay: August 2019
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msimonmil...
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Management Response
6 Nov 2017
Liebe Gäste des Schwalbennests! Schönen Dank für Ihre Betrachtungen. Um mit dem Leichteren anzufangen: 1), ja, eine Erneuerung der Ausrüstung (Geschirr, Besteck u. Ä.) war schon geplant und wird zu dieser Gelegenheit gerne vorwärtsgerückt! —
Zu Ihrer schwierigeren Frage anläßlich der Höhe des Schwalbennests läßt sich vielleicht Folgendes erwägen: 2), logischerweise muß ein Schwalbennest schon seinem Wesen nach tatsächlich hoch hervorragen … und nicht zu Unrecht sagt man, wenn man das ganze Tal unter sich sehen wolle, so müsse man in die Höhe steigen. Steigen, freilich, aber wie? That is the question. ——
Wie unsere Webseite mehrfach und ohne Umschweif unterstreicht, gibt es im mittelalterlichen Vieux Nice bekanntlich so gut wie keine Aufzüge; und es kann dort ja auch kaum Aufzüge geben, da die Baukonzeption der mittelalterlichen bzw. barocken Architekten, die wir andererseits so bewundern, mit unserer heutigen einfach nicht vereinbar war. (Ähnliches gilt übrigens auch für Parkplätze; doch sind zu letzterem Zweck Tiefgaragen inzwischen erfunden worden. Da wir aber im gegebenen Fall in die Höhe wollen und nicht in die Tiefe, ist eine solche Idee für unser Problem nicht passend). Die Frage ist also in unserer Zeit nicht ohne irgendwelche Mühe zu lösen! 8-) ———
Es gibt in Nice natürlich jede Menge relativ tief liegender Wohnungen, die eine schlechte oder überhaupt keine Aussicht haben. Solche Wohnungen sitzen im 1.-2. Stock und üben an menschliche Beine eine größere Nachsicht als das Schwalbennest; wie man leicht vermuten kann, wird diese *Nachsicht* aber natürlich durch den Verlust an *Aussicht* eingebüßt. ————
Philosophisch gesehen könnte man eine solche Sachlage als ein wirklich einleuchtendes Beispiel der «menschlichen Bedingungen» («la condition humaine») bezeichnen! Oder aber könnte man in der Sprache der Wirtschaftswissenschaftler behaupten, es sei unmöglich, alle Faktoren zur gleichen Zeit zu optimieren … 8-). —————
Mit besten und freundlichsten Grüßen,
D.
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Jdrobne
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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